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of certainly came he is and lymphomas. do we appreciate some of these environment of factors and what's the role of the environment? >> guest: i think the role of the environment is very controversial. it's extremely high particularly directly related to environmental toxins. i think one of the issues here is that there are very few safety nets so one of the reasons i was interested in cancer in my first work was some of the ways we have to understand and be compensated or our injuries in terms of faulty designs for somebody doing something that is injured us through law are not able to see cancer in a way. you have to be able to bring a law and be able to proof eight proximate cause but if you are injured 30 years down the line and there is no research that really shows in the way that this chemical has given you this cancer it's virtually impossible to bring a lawsuit. so there is very little way to make any of these companies responsible for the injuries that they made be causing and of course their huge financial disincentives to doing that kind of research. so it's very difficult
of these environmental factors and what is control of the environment? >> guest: i mean, i think phil role of environment is very controversial. it's extremely high particularly for some of the cancers that have been directly related to environmental toxins. i think one of the issues here is there are very few safety nets. one of the reasons i was originally interested in cancer in my first book was that in some of the ways we have to understand and be compensated for our injuries in terms of faulty designs or somebody doing something that has injured us are not able to see cancer in a way so you have to be able to prove to be delayed could bring a lawsuit and a proximate cause. what if you are being injured 30 years down the line and there is no research that shows any concrete way that this chemical has given you this cancer it is impossible to bring a lawsuit and so there's very little way to make the companies responsible for the injuries they may be causing and there are huge financial disincentives to doing that kind of research so it's difficult to do that very expensive kind of research. >> host:
don't do this environments. >> host: would you say it is more so cheer than a dozen in other countries? >> guest: absolutely. alcohol is usually cheap in this country. in canada we have monopolies, liquor monopolies. a fairly firm hand on pricing. but here, all bets are off. i'll close thereof. i come to a policy conference here in north america where some of the best brains working on the issues. and yet, the public's appetite for understanding this is small. >> host: i hear you saying there is a great deal of environmentalists chatterji that could utilize, maybe not necessarily capitalized on. >> guest: exactly. >> host: okay, okay. assertive messages can be incorporated across the last and for females that could reach the impact of risky drinking quite >> guest: well, i think in canada we had drinking guidelines, not in 2011. and with it, my drinks per week there was a lot of pushback of the women i know. save nine drinks a week, are you kidding me? what if i have four or five on a saturday night in four or five on friday night? i am already over my limit. we just have to start to k
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